Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47 Now Available

A couple weeks ago, I went through my (rather neglected) paint collection, resuscitating those that I could, and tossing out those that were dried solid. I have been meaning to start painting again. Just need to find time to do it. I know my skills will be rusty, but maybe by reading through Figure Painter Magazine Issue 47, I can get a jump-start back to making my models presentable. You can get your copy as well, as it’s available now.
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New Samurai Available To Order for Pike & Shotte

Warlord Games lets you play using far-Eastern themes in their skirmish game, Test of Honour. But what if you want to put entire regiments of figures out onto the board, instead of just a few? That’s where Pike & Shotte comes in. If you’re wanting to prove your honor on the battlefield there, you can order the new Ashigaru Spearmen & Missle Troops, as well as Samurai & Horsemen. Plus, there’s some new decals to make them look really good on the battlefield.
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Friday Snippets

Fridaaaaaaay! And man, I worked like mad yesterday, but there’s still tons to do. And you should see what my grocery list looks like for tomorrow. We’ll see if I can fit everything into my little Chevy Aveo. I might have to do it in two goes. But that’s for tomorrow (and into next week). At the moment, it’s about getting some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan releases 15mm West Sudanese, New Version of PaintMyMinis App Now Available, Comet Lord Miniatures: Legendary Monsters Up On Kickstarter, and Trolls & Goblins by Aenor Miniatures Up On Kicsktarter.

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New Tyranid Codex And More Available To order From Games Workshop

One of my first armies back when I started playing miniatures games was a Tyranid force for 40k. They were still relatively new back in 2nd edition. They were just so cool and alien (and I’d not even seen Alien at the time). Well, for those that might want to get into the faction, there’s a new Tyranid Codex available to pre-order over on the Games Workshop site. They’ve also got bunches of other things, much of which would fit in today’s Terrain Corner. Also, bunches of paint sets.
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Midweek Snippets

It’s halfway over. The work week is about half-done for most of us. With any luck, you’re looking forward to a weekend of gaming. I might be doing some of that. But I can guarantee that I’ll be doing some baking. Actually, that’ll start tomorrow. We’re having a chili and dessert cook-off here at the office on Friday. Then, over the weekend, I need to “pay for” a custom game mat design a friend did by baking him some of his favorite treats and sending them off. Hey, the barter system is alive and well among my friends. You do some graphic design for me and I’ll bake cookies and brownies for you. But before we get to those bite-size treats, let’s nosh on some bite-size gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Final Days for Cult of Barnacle Bay on Kickstarter, MASK FX Camouflage tape is back, 17 New Releases Available From Dark Sword Miniatures, New Void Elves Available From Raging Heroes, New Orc Mechanic Available From Kromlech, and Voting For Round 1 of Iron Painter Happening Now.

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Figure Painter Magazine Issue 46 Available Now

We’re doing our best to fill up your day with gaming here on TGN. But I gotta sleep sometime. So where I leave off, gaming magazines pick up. In this case, it’s Figure Painter Magazine. Because you definitely don’t want to be taking painting advice from me! Instead, flip through the magazine and get tips and techniques from the best painters out there today. Issue 46 is now available for your reading pleasure.
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Midweek Snippets

The week continues along. We’ve made it halfway through! The weekend will be here before we know it. At least, I think it will, since it seems this week is going by pretty quickly. Seems I keep looking down at my clock and going, “man, it’s (time) already?” Yesterday seemed to go by in a flash. So 3 more flashes and we’ll be to Saturday, right? Well, if we’re going to be time-hopping like that, we should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Roll Versus Coal Dice Sets Available, Dark Art Studios Announces Fierce – Warriors & Monsters Kickstarter, Just A Few Days Left in the Pathfinder: Modern Adventures Kickstarter, New Morbid Doors Available From Kromlech, Brigade Models Release Neo-Soviet Armoured Infantry Carrier in 6mm, Redgrass Games Running Everlasting Wet Palette Kickstarter, Shieldwolf Miniatures Running Warmaidens & Dragonbreds Kickstarter, New Dark Stain Option For Ultimate Gaming Table, and Immortal Figures: Gods of Olympus Tabletop Gaming Miniatures Up On Kickstarter.

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Friday Snippets

Well, the short week that seemed surprisingly long has come to an end. We’re about to make our way back to the weekend. Considering the various things hitting Netflix this past week, I’m guessing a lot of my weekend will involve binging some shows like MLP and Bojack Horseman. But there will still be some gaming going on. That’s just how it goes. In the meantime, I should stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: The Everlasting Wet Palette Coming To Kickstarter, Viral Outbreak Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and New releases from Terrible Kids Stuff – September 2017.

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Wyrd’s Iron Painter Competition Happening Now

Most painting competitions out there have you paint up a single piece and submit it as your entry. Wyrd’s Iron Painter is like that… kinda, except for the fact that you’re doing that multiple times in a row, each time with a new piece that has to be better than the last one if you want to advance on. It’s painting at your highest level consistently over the course of the competition. Not many can hack it (I certainly can’t!). But if you think you can, now’s your chance to enter.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re already halfway through the week. Having Monday off certainly helps with that. But as we continue our way through the week, I know I could still use a bit of a pick-me-up. So I’m going to nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: RPG Player Kits Up On Kickstarter, Miniature Mentor Releases Basing Volume 5 with Fabrizio Russo, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm August Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, New 28mm WW2 character models from Stoessi’s Heroes, New Legionary Maces Available from Kromlech, Really Useful Box Conversion Kits Available from Sally 4th, and New Female Genie Miniature Available From Brother Vinni.

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Ninja Division Posts Gen Con Plans

If you’d not heard, Gen Con is next week.
Yeah, I know, right?!
Anyway, Ninja Division has posted up their plans. And it’s quite a lot. They’ve got new product. They’ve got a painting contest. They’re going to have special guests at their booth. It’s a ton of stuff. Check it out.
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New Imperial Armor Kits Available to Order from Forge World

Tanks!
“You’re welcome!”
There’s certainly plenty of heavy metal vehicles making their way through Forge World’s pipeline. They’ve got the new Legion Sicaran Arcus Strike Tank, a bunch of upgrade kits for Predator tanks, a Relic Datalink Telemetry set, as well as Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume One available to order over in their webshop this week.
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New Releases Available To Order From Forge World

A bit all over the map with this week’s set of pre-orders from Forge World. In one corner, we’ve got a new armored vehicle for 40k, particularly the Sisters of Silence. In another corner we’ve got a Blood Angels Legion Transfer Sheet. And, in the final corner, there’s some Iron Hill Dwarves armed with crossbows.
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Friday Snippets

It feels like a short week, but it’s certainly been a busy week. Yesterday, got pulled aside for a vital project before the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game Kickstarter launches later this month. That was a cool couple of hours. But yeah, just been busy all-around. Ready for that weekend! Gonna be making some dark-chocolate-orange confections (cookies, candy sticks, and candied orange peel) over the weekend. … Might make some gumbo, too. Haven’t gotten that far ahead. But when making that stuff, I should fill up on some bite-size gaming stories, so I don’t eat all the cookie dough or something.

Today on the platter we have: Red Republic Games Previews Special Arena Rex Dice, Everlasting Wet Palette Coming To Kickstarter, The Board Game Table Mat by Tabletop Companion Now Available, Final Day for DeepWars Kickstarter Campaign, dice.run Dice Rolling Tool Up Online, and Brigade Models release 6mm Combat Cars.

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Wyrd Running Femme Fatale Painting Contest

Wyrd Games is known for running various painting contests throughout the year. They’ve launched another one over on their website. If you’re a pro at slinging the colored goo around, you might just want to check it out. You could win some Wyrd store credit for yourself.
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Meet the Mint Dragon Russian Panting Contest Coming This September

I am no painting pro, as I mentioned in the post about Privateer hiring a painter. Well, I’m also not able to get to Russia. So there is absolutely no chance that I’m going to be winning the Mint Dragon Painting Contest, which is being held in Russia. But if you are able to get there and you’re good at painting, you might just want to check it out.
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Friday Snippets

It’s here, ladies and gentlemen. Friday. Gateway to the weekend. The work week is almost over and we just need to push through these last few hours and we’ll be free. Hopefully you’ve got some plans put together. Mine have solidified, with some chill card gaming tonight with a friend while we make sliders and eat gourmet popcorn (as you do). Then, tomorrow, it’s helping a friend move some stuff with gaming afterward (hopefully Guild Ball, but we’ll see). But if we’re going to make it there, we should fill up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Acheson releases 28mm Pewter Grizzly Bear, Brigade Models Releases New 6mm Humans and Aliens, and The Army Painter Updating and Rereleasing Battlefield Tufts Line.

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Midweek Snippets

Well, this has been quite a week. Monday had the site down for reasons that are still not 100% identified (it blipped again a little earlier today, but was once more fixed by our outstanding IT guy, Lucas). Tuesday was busy playing catch-up. Plus, there’s been article-writing and such behind-the-scenes for other stuff around here. Just a busy week. I know I could use some extra energy. And I think a bunch of bite-size gaming stories can do that very thing.

Today on the platter we have: Khurasan starts 15mm Late 14th Century Range, Acheson adds 28mm Gorillas, Love Formula Coming To Kickstarter This Month, Game Master Digital GM Tools Up On Kickstarter, New Quickshade Washes Available To Order From The Army Painter, Killbox Games New Releases and Kickstarter News, Khurasan releases new 15mm undead/evil wizard sets, English Version of Master of the Galaxy Coming to Kickstarter, The Component Collector Up On Kickstarter, and New Dvergr Commandos Available From Kromlech.

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Ninja Division Posts Golden Kobold Painting Contest Info

Gen Con is just a couple months away.
…Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re one of the top painters in the land.
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Midweek Snippets

The week of “getting back to usual” continues along. Of course, we’ll get back off schedule a little, since it’s a 3-day weekend here in the States. But still, good to be on schedule while you can. But, seeing as we’re getting ready for a 3-day weekend, that means we should be fully-powered up on gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: New Skull Wound Markers Available From Kromlech, Last days for bargain deal at EZPainter, Chibi Giants & Swarms Fantasy RPG Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, Acheson Creations Releases Short-Faced Bear Mini, and Final Week For Archmage Origins Up On Kickstarter.

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Friday Snippets

Woo!
We’ve made it back to Friday. We all know my love of today. But it’s not just any Friday. It’s International Tabletop Day Eve. Yes, tomorrow we celebrate our hobby all over the world. Hopefully you’re planning on going out and celebrating. Many LGSs and gaming clubs have festivities planned. Be sure to check with yours and see what’s going on. And if you’re going to be doing all that gaming, you should be well-fed. So let’s nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: New 3D Printable Tanks by 3DWargaming, Dark Sword Miniatures’ Stephanie Law Masterworks Expansion Up On Kickstarter, Blackwater Gulch Pledge Manager closing May 1st, Runewars Miniature Game Official Army Painting Guides Available From The Army Painter, and RBJ Games’ Significant Seven Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal.

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Midweek Snippets

The week rolls along, just as the thunder outside rolls along.
I have to say, obviously I hope that everyone stays safe and there’s no property damage, but at the same time, the Midwesterner in me is going, “Squeee! Thunderstorms! Yay!”
I miss the storms that’d roll through Kansas and Missouri back when I lived there.

Anyway, as long as lightning doesn’t knock out the power or internet, let’s get you a platter full of bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Final Hours for Frazetta Miniatures on Kickstarter, The Drowned Earth comes to Kickstarter April 16th, New Miniatures For Lance & Laser Available, New Sizes of Crystal Fields Bases Available From Tabletop-Art, EZPainter April Special Happening Now, Legends of the Colosseum 28mm Miniatures Up On Kickstarter, and New Legionary Heavy Heat-Ray From Kromlech.

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Steamforged Announces Spring Sale and Painting Competition

Spring has sprung. Soon, the Easter Bunny will be hopping on down the lane, hiding eggs.
*sniffsniffs*
Whew! Those eggs are smellin’ kinda ripe already!
Oh, it’s just the limited edition Easter Fangtooth model that’s going to be available during Steamforged’s Spring Sale. They’re also running a painting competition on their website.
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IDW Games Announces TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge

Last weekend, the Crystal Brush Awards were held at Adepticon. I certainly wasn’t in danger of winning them. And I’m probably not in danger of winning the new TMNT: Shadows of the Past Hobby Challenge that IDW Games has launched over on their website.
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EZPainter Having a WWII Commissions Sale

So you’ve got a bunch of Flames of War, Bolt Action, or some other WWII game’s miniatures sitting around. You’ve been meaning to get them painted, but you’ve never gotten around to it. Well, to help out, EZPainter is having a sale on all WWII commissions for the next couple days.
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Crystal Brush Winners Announced

Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been announced, and we’re here to give them to you.
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Friday Snippets

Hey kids. We have made it. It’s Friday at last. This certainly has been an eventful week. It’s also gone by quickly, at least for me. I hope everyone at Adepticon is having a good time. If you’re not there, I still hope you have a weekend of gaming planned. And if you’re going to be gaming all weekend, you should power up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Advanced Deployment’s Adepticon Sale Happening Now; Desert Rats Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Topside Minis Jutland Sets Released – 1/1800, 1/2400, and 1/3000 scales; Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm March Releases Arrive at PicoArmor; Afrika Korps Paint Set Available From Battlefront; Frazetta Miniatures Reaches Funding Goal; Color Quest Season 1 Reaches Funding Goal; New Quick Shades Washes Set Available For Pre-Order From The Army Painter; and Spring Sale Happening At Dark Art Studios.

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Figure Painter Magazine issue 43 Available Now

I’ve not painted a mini in years. But lately, I’ve been kinda wanting to get some colored goop onto my Guild Ball teams. Thing is, I know my skills have certainly atrophied in the time it’s been since I last painted. So, if I want my first miniature I do to not be garbage, I should at least read up on some good painting techniques. Thankfully, Figure Painter Magazine is here to help, and issue 43 is available now.
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Friday Snippets

It has been a busy week.
Work has been full of time working on (redacted). I can’t wait until I can tell you all about it. Other than that, I’m making pizza tonight. And by that, I mean I made my own sauce from scratch, and the dough ball that will be the crust is currently in the fridge, slowly rising. It’ll be brought out when I get home. The only thing I didn’t do was cure my own bacon, grind my own Italian sausage, or make my own mozzarella cheese… though I could possibly do those first two, and might at some point. And as for tomorrow, it’s Board Game Day at the Milton Library, where I’ll be playing Guild Ball and Fujian Trader. Hopefully you have your own gaming plans lined up. With all that going on, it’s best to load up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Ancestral Ruins Bases 20x20mm and 25x25mm Now Available From Tabletop-Art, Arcane Arts gets a face lift, Zen Bins Destiny Storage Trays Up On Kickstarter, Titan-forge Launches Dragon Empire Kickstarter, More Info Posted About Trollkins Indiegogo Campaign, New Ultimate Barrage Template from Pyrkol, Desert Basing Kit Available From Gale Force Nine, Khurasan releases Oceanic Republic NF range, and New Weekend Promo from Kromlech.

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Salute 2017 Painting Contest Announced

Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Brush Qualifier event, and they’ve posted up the details.
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Midweek Snippets

We’re making our way there, ladies and gentlemen. The previous weekend is as far from us as the next one is to us. Have you started getting together any plans? We’ve got the gaming day at the library coming up this weekend. Gonna hang out and play some Guild Ball and hopefully Fujian Trader. But we’ve still got a couple days to get through, first. So let’s stock up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Luxumbra: Infinity Collectors on Kickstarter, New Silvia Model Available From Brother Vinni, New DBA 3.0 East Frankish or Norman Army Pack Now Available From Baueda, Brigade Models Release Netherlands Aeronef, Gioconomicon Posts Photos From Nuremberg Toy Fair, February Releases Available From Terrible Kids Stuff, PicoArmor’s War College is Open, KaYo Miniatures Clown Army Up On Kickstarter, MattimaoPaints Having A Sale On How To Paint Board Game Miniatures Book, Three new SCW 28mm flag sets From Minairons Miniatures, Company B Releases BA-10 Armored Car, Win this Painted Edo Scutter From Bombshell Miniatures, New Age of Sigmar Tokens and Templates Available from Advanced Deployment, Miss Cupidon Available From Predastore, and Oldhammer Goblins Up On Kickstarter.

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Figure Painter Magazine Booking For SeminART 3 with Chris Clayton Happening Now

If you’re really into getting your minis looking as good as possible, you’ll want to take every opportunity to improve your skills. My skills are incredibly lacking, with my painted minis just north of “well, they don’t look like you did it with a paintball gun…” So if you don’t want your painting to be like mine, you might want to sign up for SeminART 3 with Chris Clayton.
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Midweek Snippets

The middle of the week and the start of a new month. 2017 is already 1/12 in the books. January sure did go by quick (at least for me). Before you know it, we’ll be announcing Black Friday sales. Ok, maybe that’s a bit much. Plenty of things to do between now and then. And if we want to keep up our strength, we should nosh on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today on the platter we have: Mighty Meeples: Ghostbusters Collection Released by Cryptozoic; 4th Edition Preview Flames of War Preview: New Paint Sets, Spray Cans, Token Sets and Gaming Aids; Eye for an Eye: Arena Coming To Kickstarter; Acheson Creations announces two “Big Events” for February 2017; Numenera Audio Collection from Plate Mail Games; The Dragon Tray Up On Kickstarter; Aenor Miniatures Releases New Zombie Survivor; New Line of SCI-FI Miniatures by RBJ Game Company; Dice Base: Master GM Screen Up On Kickstarter; Black Earth tabletop wargame coming on IndieGoGo in February; F’aa’thum, Greater Stygian Wardemon of Fate Available From Kromlech; Baueda New DBA 3.0 Norse Irish Army Pack is Now Available; Elder Dice Coming to Kickstarter; and New Circular Ruler From Micro Art Studio.

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Mantic Games launches The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition

My painting skills are lacking. They really are. I’ve not painted anything of note for some time now. So, that means you don’t have to worry about me swooping in and taking the top prize in Mantic’s The Walking Dead: All Out War Painting Competition.
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Midweek Snippets

Is this week just rocketing by for anyone else, or just me?
I mean, it’s already Wednesday.
Well, seeing as it is Wednesday, let’s get ourselves stocked up on some bite-sized gaming stories.

Today we have: Public Alpha For Cold Start Posted, How to Paint Board Game Miniatures: The Beginners Guide to Painting Board Game Miniatures Now Available, Terrible Kids Stuff – Christmas 2016 releases, Battle for the Universe Coming to Kickstarter in January, Jet Bike Construction Kit Up On Kickstarter, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm November Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, Khurasan releases two 15mm fantasy sets by Tom Meier, Final Week for The Roots of Magic On Kickstarter, Dystopian World Expansion Passes Funding Goal, Ouroboros Tales Posts New Stretch Goals, New Viking Shield Sets Available from Tabletop-Art, Brother Vinni Holiday Sale Happening Now, 15mm 1st Carlist Wars & Spanish American War (1898) back in production, and New Junk City Bases Available From Kromlech.

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